Earlier on Wednesday, the possibilities of tenders for Patriots restricted free agents was highlighted.
It is possible that the restricted free agent tenders for players of Green-Ellis' experience won't be part of a new collective bargaining agreement, but this is a case where the Patriots are accounting for the chance they are. Green-Ellis would earn just shy of $2 million if he signs the tender.
If another team attempted to sign him to an offer sheet, and the Patriots didn't match, New England would be compensated with a second-round draft choice.
As of Wednesday, offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka -- a longshot candidate for a tender -- had not received word from the Patriots on it.